The Attacks on Judge Barrett’s Faith Are Despicable and Must be Condemned

Interesting to me how many on the left are all in favor of freedom and open expression until it conflicts with their views. Just saying. – Mike

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With President Trump scheduled to announce his Supreme Court nominee by the end of the week, the Left’s opposition playbook for the prospective nominee is being opened for all to see. One of the leading contenders for the court vacancy is Amy Coney Barrett, currently serving as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is a favorite among many religious conservatives, and given the growing attacks on religious expression, fervently desire to put a strong originalist justice on the court. Barrett has been attacked by the Left not only for her position on judicial interpretation but for something far more personal — and protected — under that same Constitution: her Christian, specifically Catholic, faith.

For starters, Newsweek published a factually incorrect article titled “How Charismatic Catholic Groups Like Amy Coney Barrett’s People of Praise Inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale'” connecting People of Praise to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale. An ABC News article on the topic quoted Andrew Seidel, an activist with the Freedom from Religion Foundation, who doubled down in the smear campaign against Barrett: “There are serious and deep concerns about Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s affiliation with People of Praise . . .”

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